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  • In Pictures Best of Monitor Photography 2010 International

    A Muslim woman walks off a train at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai (formerly Victoria Terminus), site of a deadly terrorist attack in 2008.

  • As Fidel Castro and his Cuban revolution fade, is Cuba rising?

    As Fidel Castro and his Cuban revolution fade, is Cuba rising?

    Seismic changes in the communist economy built by Fidel Castro are enriching some Cubans, scaring others, and sparking imaginations: Will the Caribbean gem shine again?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/15

    A commercial jet passes the moon as seen from Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • In Pictures Cuba Economy: glimpses of a new order

    Manuel Fernandez, 80, is a retired state employee. For 20 years, he's had a business license for a repair shop, which he runs from his front porch. He fixes pots and pans.

  • Plane crashes in Cuba, kills all 68 aboard

    Plane crashes in Cuba, kills all 68 aboard

    Plane crashes: AeroCaribbean Flight 883 was en route from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital when it reported an emergency at 5:42 p.m. local time Thursday, then lost contact with air traffic controllers.

  • Five countries where the GOP victory could make a difference

    Five countries where the GOP victory could make a difference

    Foreign policy is typically the executive branch’s domain because that is the branch that decides who the US negotiates with and what gets offered in those negotiations. However, Tuesday’s Republican victory, particularly the GOP takeover of the House and leadership of some key committees, has the ability to affect the US's dialogue, and in some cases policy, on a few key US relationships with other countries.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/03

    President Obama makes an election night phone call from the Treaty Room in the White House residence in Washington to Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio, who will probably be the next House speaker.

  • World's smallest frog is also poisonous, research finds

    World's smallest frog is also poisonous, research finds

    Native to Cuba, the tiny Mount Iberia frog packs a poison punch, thanks to its diet of alkaloid-laden mites.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 10/28

    One of five members of the Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team jumps into the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex which is celebrating Air Force Week. The Air Force Week program offers men and women of the United States Air Force the unique opportunity to share their experiences with members of the local community.

  • In Pictures Famous beards

    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson pitches to the Texas Rangers in the ninth inning during Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series in San Francisco, on Oct. 27.